1. [ noun ] (business) a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
Synonyms: shop

"he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"

Related terms: mercantile_establishment drugstore boutique stall hardware_store commissary chain_store building_supply_store florist confectionery bazaar clothing_store shoeshop pet_shop convenience_store butcher_shop canteen delicatessen bookshop barbershop thriftshop toyshop betting_shop gift_shop bodega booth bakery junk_shop head_shop package_store millinery pizzeria repair_shop salon perfumery creamery specialty_store pawnbroker's_shop computer_store tobacco_shop cleaners outfitter shopfront patronize
2. [ verb ] keep or lay aside for future use
Synonyms: put_in salt_away lay_in stack_away stash_away hive_away

"store grain for the winter" "The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat"

Related terms: keep collect victual computerize hive bin
3. [ verb ] find a place for and put away for storage

"where should we stow the vegetables?" "I couldn't store all the books in the attic so I sold some"

Related terms: keep garage stow bottle loft tank warehouse ensile keep reposit mothball wharf storehouse
4. [ noun ] (finance,business) a supply of something available for future use
Synonyms: stock fund

"he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"

Related terms: accumulation stores issue infrastructure seed_stock provision hoard stock stock
5. [ noun ] (computer science) an electronic memory device
Synonyms: memory computer_memory memory_board computer_storage storage

"a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"

Related terms: memory_device hardware random-access_memory scratchpad virtual_memory volatile_storage real_storage non-volatile_storage read-only_memory computer digital_computer register
6. [ verb ] store grain
Synonyms: stow garner
Related terms: put bin granary
7. [ adjective ] purchased; not homemade
Synonyms: store-bought boughten

"my boughten clothes" "store teeth" "store bread" "a store-bought dress"

Related terms: factory-made
8. [ noun ] a depository for goods
Synonyms: storehouse storage entrepot depot

"storehouses were built close to the docks"

Related terms: depository warehouse railhead granary treasure_house magazine
9. [ noun ] depositing in a warehouse
Synonyms: warehousing reposition storing storage repositing
Related terms: deposit stockpiling warehouse
Similar spelling:   Storey